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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    Stop hanging out with grade schoolers.
     
  2. L'Incandescent

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    In all the years of my life I've never gotten close to understanding this. How can it possibly be easier to check the time with the face on the other side of the wrist? And yes, it looks so bad.
     
  3. HRoi

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    I thought you did it if you were engaging in an activity that might damage the watch face if you didn't put it inside your arm.

    re - Hooters service, they've really lost their way. it used to be that they would go out of their way to hire girls who were attractive but would also serve you in a very touchy-feely, flirty way that would make the experience memorable. now the talent level is lower (back in the day the Hooters next to my work placed 2 girls on the calendar one year), and the service is basically that of a typical restaurant.
     
  4. Blackhood

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    I used to do this when flying; you can see the face easily when holding the yolk which can make a difference when doing aerobatic work. I don't tend to do it day-to-day for exactly the reason you described.
     
  5. Piobaire

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    First, never go to a downscale chain and order a mojito. WTF were you thinking? It's like going to see a proctologist because you have an ear ache. One of my sister in laws is famous for doing shit like going to a Chinese restaurant, seeing a steak on the menu and ordering it, and then being surprised it's not as tasty as one from a steak house.

    Shame to hear about the rest. There's a Hooters near a place I ran about 15 years ago and I used to pick up a couple 50 piece buckets for staff lunches and the wings were actually pretty good.
     
  6. Douglas

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    It is a good thing spelling is not part of the pilot test, otherwise you might have egg on your face.
     
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    I thought the watch-inside-the-wrist thing was a military deal intended to help control glare from the crystal.

    I've been to the original Hooters. It's right around where I spent most of my Florida years. The wings were never particularly good at any Hooters. They weren't bad, but they weren't good enough to warrant going to Hooters without the, uh, "ambiance."

    I'm with Piob on the mojito. That's a relatively specialized cocktail; you're only setting yourself up for disappointment if you order one where the drink specialties are pitchers of domestic light beer and Long Island iced teas.
     
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  9. Bhowie

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    I don't think a mojo to is specialized. Places just fake liberties with how they are made.
     
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  10. Piobaire

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    I just say look at the venue and don't order something the average customer there will not. If you do order something that doesn't really fit the venue don't be surprised if it doesn't match up to your expectations.
     
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  11. MrG

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    Yeah, "specialized" might be the wrong word, but you see what I'm saying. They have to be made properly or they're just sugar/booze bombs (or, even worse, soda water with a hint of lime), and most places that serve the type of clientele Hooters does are going to cut corners.
     
  12. LawrenceMD

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    I wear my watch like that. I'm left handed so i wear a watch on my right wrist. Its true - for some people it is a lot easier to quickly glance at the time with the watch in that position.

    you can glance at the time more subtly also. (there's the old joke about court judges wearing their watches like that to check the time subtly when they're bored).

    Plus with the gaudy new trend of huge wrist watch dials (anything over 35mm with crown) I ended up nicking the watch a lot on things. Also I kind of like the watch face hidden (especially when commuting on the subway). I even wear my GPS watch for running on the underside - where for me, is a lot easier to quickly glance to see distance/time/heart rate/ect while running.
     
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  13. Douglas

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    There's a Cuban place in downtown Baltimore that is very, very, very popular during the summertime for its relatively unique ambience down on the waterfront in an industrial area and it has lots of space. From 4:00pm til 9:00pm on Fridays in the summer it is an. absolute. zoo. Which would be bad enough on its own but one of the reasons people go is for the mojitos. They are not world-class, but they're not bad. But it makes getting a drink all that much harder because each mojito has to be muddled individually and takes a lot longer to make than it would take to pull the average pint or grab a bottle from the cooler. You can practically see the agony in the bartenders' eyes when you order another round; they must have carpal tunnel.

    The Lean guy in me wants to offer to help; they could probably dramatically increase revenue with some simple constraint analysis.
     
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  14. Ambulance Chaser

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    I once ordered a martini with a twist at a club during happy hour. Pretty straightforward drink, right? The young female bartender took a lemon wedge and squeezed it into the drink. From that point on, I have ordered beer at those types of places.
     
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    I think this is every cocktail on 90% of all national chains. I wouldn't order a cocktail from these joints. The more high end chains are better. PF Changs does a decent job.

    A friend was judging a cocktail competition for TGIF. The graded categories were steps of service, presentation, and flare. No where in there was taste a judging category. They could have pooped into a tin. Every single person dropped a bottle. Disaster.
     
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    There should be a distinguishing term - something like: she is a drinkmaker not a bartender.
     
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    Excellent point. I hadn't really considered that cocktails might just be uniformly bad in most places. Come to think of it, unless I'm in a place that takes particular pride in its libations, I don't generally order cocktails when I'm out, mostly because experience tells me they'll be awful. Seems to support your hypothesis.
     
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    :vomit:
     
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  19. patrickBOOTH

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    You'd be surprised the types of places that fuck up martinis. Irregardless of where I am if I don't know the bartender I give them like 4 instructions. I know I must seem like a prick, but by tinis are important to me. Nothing worse than spending $14 and having to swallow a whole shaken martini that's 1/3rd vermouth, splash of olive juice with ice shaving floating around in it.
     
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    I've long since learned the types of bars/clubs/restaurants appropriate for ordering certain drinks. One decent test: if the place doesn't have plymouth, or any decent gin apart from Hendricks don't order a martini there. Unfortunately, I've come across many a decent establishment that still manages to fuck up my martinis (up, stirred, with a twist). Those that do almost always shake it when I clearly ask for it stirred. $14-20 or no I send that shit back.

    AC, where was this club you went to for happy hour (mistake #1, 2, and 3)?
     

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